Corp Comm Connects

Stouffville to get new sidewalks and trees with investments from feds, province

The Government of Canada is investing $259,376 and the Government of Ontario is contributing $64,844.
Aug. 3, 2021
Simon Martin

New trees and sidewalks are on the way in Stouffville.

The federal and provincial government announced on July 29 that they are funding two projects to improve community infrastructure.

Markham-Stouffville MP Dr. Helena Jaczek was on hand with Markham-Stouffville MPP Paul Calandra and Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt.

“This is a good example of how our government’s investments, and working together with other levels of government, can benefit communities,” Jaczek said. “These projects, the tree planting and sidewalk improvement, will benefit the town for years to come.”

These projects will result in the planting of approximately 500 trees across Whitchurch-Stouffville and the replacement and construction of new sidewalks.

The Government of Canada is investing $259,376 toward the efforts through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is contributing $64,844 to them.

“Supporting infrastructure projects like these will help us protect families and communities,” Calandra said. “Through these investments, we’re supporting our province's economic recovery from COVID-19 and creating healthy and safe communities across Ontario.”

Lovatt said he was grateful for the investment from both the federal and provincial government in Stouffville.

“The planting of 500 new trees will be a welcome addition to our community, and sidewalk construction will help improve the safety of our residents,” he said.